Steady rain Tuesday morning tapers to spotted showers through the afternoon

FORECAST | Rounds of Rain

From free air conditioning Monday to a free auto wash Tuesday. Rain will taper to spotty showers later in the day.

These "pockets" could develop into severe thunderstorms as both warm and cold fronts move across the province.

Everyone will be tucked in the warm sector of our system Wednesday, meaning it will feel like sauna-ish again soon.

We're stuck in a wet pattern through tomorrow, then drier and cooler air for the end of your work week into this weekend.

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On Wednesday, "summer-like warmth and humidity" are forecast to return along with continued scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. It will start damp with some drizzle possible.

The National Storm Prediction Center has outlooked the Chicago area for a Slight Risk of potentially severe storms later this Tuesday afternoon and evening that also includes southern Wisconsin, eastern Iowa, much of IL and IN as well as southern lower MI and northwestern OH (see yellow-shaded area on the highlighted map).

It's seasonably cool behind the boundary for Thursday and Friday with a couple of showers around. All of southeast MI has a slight chance for severe weather at that point. Times with sun and clouds will be accompanied by the refreshing lower 70s both days.